Download the free ZBrush workflow add-on FJTools 1.5
Thursday, August 13, 2020 | Written by Jim Thacker
Originally published January 16, 2018. Scroll down for news about the 1.5 update.
Game artist Florian Jonas has released FJTools 1.0, a handy free ZBrush plugin that offers a number of options for organizing SubTools, including bulk renaming, sorting, and color coding.
Batch renaming, sorting and color coding of your ZBrush SubTools
Probably the most useful aspect of FJTools is its bulk renaming feature that allows users to batch rename SubTools or add a prefix or suffix to the name.
Renaming can be done for all SubTools, only those within a Boolean group or only those that are currently visible.
After renaming, FJTools can sort SubTools by prefix or show or hide only those with a specific prefix.
The plug-in can also be used to color-mark SubTools via PolyPaint and to assign colors to individual SubTools. Prefix, boolean, or visibility groups; or even just generate a random color for each.
Updated August 13, 2020: Florian Jonas has released FJTools 1.5, the latest version of the add-on.
New tools include EasyExtract, which extracts low-resolution geometry from masked areas of a sculpture, and EasyRebuild, a one-click option for relinking a sculpture and projecting details onto the low-resolution asset.
There are also a number of other new modeling tools, as well as updates and workflow improvements to existing toolsets, especially when it comes to renaming: a full list of changes can be found via the links below.
The update also makes FJTools – originally released for ZBrush 4R8 – compatible with ZBrush 2019 and 2020 as well, although we're not sure if it will work with ZBrush 2021, which shipped yesterday.
System requirements and availability
FJTools 1.5 is available for ZBrush 2019-2020. The plugin can be downloaded for free from Florian Jonas' Gumroad Store by entering a value of $ 0. However, you can also make a voluntary donation.
For a full list of the new features in FJTools 1.5, see Florian Jonas' ArtStation Gallery
Download FJTools from Florian Jonas' Gumroad shop
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